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VIDEO: Woman begs for bigger chest on side of road

Desperate times call for desperate measures, but a woman begging on the side of the road in Florida is not homeless. She just wants help to enlarge a certain part of her body.

ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC HOLDER: U.S. prisons 'outsized', 'people of color' face harsher punishments

On Monday, United States Attorney General, Eric Holder, held a press conference in San Francisco, in which he stated the U.S. prison population is "outsized and unnecessarily large."

Voluntary recall for Texas compounding facility

Fifteen patients have been hospitalized in Texas after getting calcium gluconate injections, according to the Food and Drug Administration.

Rodeo clown mocks Obama at Missouri State Fair

A rodeo stunt at the Missouri State Fair has come under criticism after a clown donned a Barack Obama mask and stuck a broom up his backside. The stunt took place during the bull riding competition on Saturday night. Rodeo announcer Mark Ficken

Holder to call for scaled-back mandatory minimum sentences

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Attorney General Eric Holder will announce Monday that the Justice Department will no longer pursue mandatory minimum sentences for "certain low-level, nonviolent drug offenders."

California kidnapping, murder suspect may have improvised explosives

SAN DIEGO (CNN) -- Kidnapping and murder suspect James DiMaggio, sought in a national manhunt, may be armed with improvised explosives or may have rigged his car with them, San Diego County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Jan Caldwell said Thursday.

FCC to vote on reduced rates for prison phone calls

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- For millions of prisoners, placing a call home means paying exorbitant rates that can exceed $1 a minute. Now, federal regulators are poised to ease the burden.

Friends catch 900-pound tuna

Gregg Looney is one for tradition. Although he and his buddies didn't catch anything at all during a fishing trip last summer, he had so much fun they all decided to do it again this year.

U.S. reports a breakthrough in malaria vaccine

U.S. researchers reported a breakthrough Thursday in the search for a vaccine for malaria, the mosquito-borne disease that sickens millions worldwide.

Facebook founder's new ad pushes for immigration reform

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's immigration reform group announced a new ad Thursday, the same week Zuckerberg made a rare public speech on the topic. The new ad is called "Serve" and features a young undocumented immigrant named Alejandro Mora